Thursday, March 10, 2016

Chicken board doubles entrants program

The Chicken Farmers of Ontario marketing board doubled the number of entrants to the industry this year- from two to four.

The four are Niels and Michelle Nielson from Alliston, Raymond and Heather Nicholl from Everrett, Jonathan Giret from Springfield and Brian and Catriona Decaire from Grimsby.

They are able to borrow quota from the marketing board and they get a package of “educational resources, on-farm support, and other assistance to ensure that new farmers can make a successful transition into the Ontario chicken industry,” the marketing board says.